[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Pages 12729-12730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5343]

[[Page 12729]]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0038; FRL-8861-1]

Cambridge Environmental Inc; Transfer of Data

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that pesticide related information 
submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information 
that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
by the submitter, will be transferred to Cambridge Environmental Inc. 
in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Cambridge 
Environmental Inc. has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, 
and access to this information will enable Cambridge Environmental Inc. 
to fulfill the obligations of the contract.

DATES: Cambridge Environmental Inc., will be given access to this 
information on or before March 7, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Steadman, Information Technology 
and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide 
Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-8338 e-mail 
address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action applies to the public in general. As such, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0038. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the 
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-
4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, 
VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. Contractor Requirements

    Under contract number, [EP-W-11-020], Cambridge Environmental Inc., 
will review, evaluate a portion of a risk assessment, or investigate 
issues related to a submitted risk assessment to inform Agency 
scientists in evaluating assessments. This includes evaluating the 
applicability of the data and methods used in the assessment, and the 
soundness of the conclusions.
    Develop and enhance risk assessment methods and tools which 
includes: Investigating and developing new assessment methods and 
tools, developing, evaluating and recommending improvements to existing 
tools and methods, or investigating issues related to the risk 
assessment process to include literature searches and preparation of 
options and other recommendations. This procurement will also provide 
additional support to EPA in investigating science policy issues 
related to probabilistic risk assessments and the development of 
science issues and problems associated with assessing pesticide data or 
risk. The contractor may develop policy options for evaluation and 
consideration by EPA.
    Upon request, the contractor shall organize workshops to facilitate 
gathering scientific input and discussion on issues related to specific 
chemicals, groups of chemicals, or generic risk exposure and risk 
assessment issues. The contractor will organize and facilitate the 
meetings, organize materials in preparation for the meetings, take 
notes, gather the comments and presentations, organize and distribute 
notes and summaries from the meetings, and develop recommendations and 
options papers from the workshops.
    In most instances, the project officer will make available to the 
contractor the data, studies, and information which are to be used. 
Occasionally the project officer will request that the contractor 
search open literature and collect and aggregate extant monitoring data 
or additional information to support an assessment. The material will 
be provided in printed form (originals or reprints of each study) and/
or electronic form. Due dates for each data package and/or assessment 
and/or project shall be negotiated between the project officer and the 
    The contractor shall supply the necessary labor, materials, 
equipment, software, services and facilities required for the 
performance of each work assignment. The scientific quality of reviews, 
assessments, reports, model tools, and software and their timely 
preparation in accordance with negotiated schedules are of paramount 
importance in the performance of this contract.
    This contract involves no subcontractors.
    OPP has determined that the contract described in this document 
involves work that is being conducted in connection with FIFRA, in that 
pesticide chemicals will be the subject of certain evaluations to be 
made under this contract. These evaluations may be used in subsequent 
regulatory decisions under FIFRA.
    Some of this information may be entitled to confidential treatment. 
The information has been submitted to EPA under sections 3, 4, 6, and 7 
of FIFRA and under sections 408 and 409 of FFDCA.
    In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3), the 
contract with Cambridge Environmental Inc. prohibits use of the 
information for any purpose not specified in this contract; prohibits 
disclosure of the information to a third party without prior written 
approval from the Agency; and requires that each official and employee 
of the contractor sign an agreement to protect the information from 
unauthorized release and to handle it in accordance with the FIFRA 
Information Security Manual. In addition, Cambridge Environmental Inc. 
is required to submit for EPA approval a security plan under which any 
CBI will be secured and protected against unauthorized release or 
compromise. No information will be provided to Cambridge Environmental 
Inc. until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. 
Records of information provided to Cambridge Environmental Inc. will be 
maintained by EPA Project Officers for this contract. All information 
supplied to Cambridge Environmental Inc. by EPA for use in connection 
with this contract will be returned to EPA when Cambridge Environmental 
Inc. has completed its work.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Business and industry, Government 
contracts, Government property, Security measures.

[[Page 12730]]

    Dated: March 1, 2011.
Michael Hardy,
Acting Director, Information Technology and Resources Management 
Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-5343 Filed 3-4-11; 4:15 pm]